Use texting as reminder

Jan 28, 2009 By Etan Horowitz

There are lots of things you hear while you're out that you might want to remember later, such as the name of a movie to rent, restaurants to try or shows to program on the DVR.

A free service called kwiry makes it easy to use text messages to help you remember all of these things later. Standard text messaging rates apply.

1. Go to kwiry.com and click "Sign Up."

2. Fill out all the fields and click "start using kwiry."

3. The next time you have something you want to remember, text it to 59479 (kwiry). You will be sent an e-mail with Web search results of the term you texted, and the results also can be accessed when you log into to kwiry.com.

4. You can also use shortcuts when you send text messages to kwiry. For instance, if you see something while you are out shopping and want to search for it later on Amazon.com, type "amazon" before the name of the product (i.e. "amazon Nintendo Wii"). Or if you want to see what kind of reviews a local restaurant is getting, type "Yelp" before the name of a restaurant. If you want to know about a restaurant in a different town, put a comma after the restaurant's name, and then type the city and state, i.e. "Yelp Dexter's, Orlando, FL." The search results e-mailed to you and saved in your online kwiry account will be from the specific service you indicated, such as Amazon or local business review site Yelp.

5. You can also use kwiry to do more advanced tasks, such as program your TiVo by text message. To set this, log into your kwiry profile and click on the "shortcuts" tab.

___

(c) 2009, The Orlando Sentinel (Fla.).
Visit the Sentinel on the World Wide Web at www.orlandosentinel.com/
Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

Explore further: Increasing ecological understanding with virtual worlds and augmented reality

Related Stories

Review: Amazon phone watches you watch it

Jun 19, 2014

Amazon set out to do something different with the unveiling of its first smartphone Wednesday. How about a completely new way of interacting with your phone, for starters?

Review: Microsoft wants you to fire Siri

Jun 12, 2014

Watch out, Siri. Someone wants your job. Since it debuted on the iPhone 4S three years ago, Apple's Siri technology has been synonymous with the concept of a virtual personal assistant. But now comes Cortana, ...

Recommended for you

Startup marries digital, physical worlds

20 hours ago

A startup business that wants to link the realm of physical objects to the digital world of the Internet is basing its future on low-cost, highly engineered, one-of-a-kind plastic stamps.

Ears, grips and fists take on mobile phone user ID

Apr 26, 2015

A research project has been under way to explore a biometric authentication system dubbed Bodyprint, with interesting test results. Bodyprint has been designed to detect users' biometric features using the ...

Zensors: Making sense with live question feeds

Apr 23, 2015

Getting answers to what you really want to ask, beyond if the door is open or shut, could be rather easy. A video on YouTube demonstrates something called Zensors. Started at Carnegie Mellon last year and ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.